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AVID Weekly

AVID Weekly is a strong curriculum resource that promotes critical reading skills. AVID Weekly uses a variety of news sources for application in conjunction with AVID’s critical reading strategies. Every month AVID Weekly creates 15 articles and lesson plans, covering a variety of subjects. Articles are selected to cover three levels of difficulty: foundational, intermediate and advanced. They are chosen to encompass a broad range of content areas, which are identified on the monthly matrix.

AVID Weekly is available only for contracted AVID districts and for use by AVID Secondary schools on a subscription basis. It is available for an entire school year (September through June) and provides the
school access with up to 20 usernames and passwords for different teachers and school personnel.


AVID Weekly is designed for use by teachers in the high school and middle school levels. It is intended for teachers in AVID schools who teach critical reading as a subject or need assistance teaching students critical reading techniques within their content area (science, social studies, etc.). AVID Weekly can be successfully applied across all subject areas and employs AVID’s critical reading strategies while aligning with Common Core State Standards. Guides on how to apply the strategies are available to subscribers.

Since it is web-based, AVID Weekly is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. New articles, sample lessons, and a matrix guide are available to subscribers at www.avidweekly.org on the first of each month. All previous months’ materials from the current school year are archived and accessible to active users.

AVID Weekly includes various teaching tools such as: Socratic Seminar, Four Corners Discussion, Reciprocal Teaching, Collaborative Group Presentation, Philosophical Chairs, and more. Check out free samples of our articles and lessons.

For more information, or if you have any questions, please email us at avidweekly@avid.org.

Visit our AVID Elementary page for information about AVID Elementary Weekly.